Spiritual Gifts part 251: Hold fast so no one takes your crown

John Farley
April 11, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 251: Hold fast so no one takes your crown.

Col 1:12
joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

Col 1:11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness [hupomone] and patience [makrothumia]

God is at work producing mature sons who can step in and take on the amazing calling and destiny He has waiting for those who love Him.

Rom 8:28
And [in fact] we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called [elected] according to His purpose [pre-designed plan].

These differences are spoken of in the Bible in terms of rank, rulership, reward, recognition, privilege, and intimacy.

1Co 9:24
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

1. Rank:
twelve thrones, first and last.
Mat 19:27-30

2. Rulership:
10 cities, 5 cities, no cities; sitting down on Christ’s throne to rule with Him.
Luk 19:11-27; Rev 2:25-29; Rev 3:21



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